Liberty Museum: il concorso che celebra la libertà del popolo americano

concorso di idee

iscrizioni entro il 29 novembre 2016 | consegna entro il 30 novembre 2016

Archasm_Architectural Competitions lancia il concorso di idee Liberty Museum | New York - Freedom for the people, con il quale intende celebrare il 130° anniversario della Statua della Libertà. Il fine del concorso è quello di creare un museo dedicato al concetto che il famoso monumento porta dentro di sé sin da quando, nel 1886, la Francia lo ha donato agli Stati Uniti: la libertà. 

La competizione si pone l'obiettivo di far riflettere sui diritti civili e sulla giustizia sociale utilizzando il museo come mezzo per rendere pubblico il messaggio di questa causa e come attrattiva per un numero sempre maggiore di visitatori affascinati dalla Statua simbolo dell'America intera. 

La struttura dovrà trasmettere, in maniera concettualizzata, l'importanza delle lotte per i diritti di cui godono i cittadini degli States che hanno caratterizzato la storia americana: quella contro il razzismo, quella per la libertà di parola, quella per le pari opportunità. 

Il nuovo museo progettato dovrà diventare un punto di riferimento capace di generare la consapevolezza di quanto siano importanti i diritti acquisiti e dovrà configurarsi come un centro d'azione, un epicentro attivista a favore della giustizia e della sua corretta applicazione. Dovrà presentarsi come una struttura dinamica, contemporanea e innovativa, in grado di attrarre i visitatori e di trasportarli in un altro mondo. 

As the Statue of Liberty nears its 130th anniversary, the competition seeks to create a Liberty Museum on the site of the legendary Statue of Liberty National Monument, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbour. The aim of the competition is to reflect on the issues of civil rights and social justice in a museum specific to this cause, and transform these causes into a click-bait architectural statement that will gather the attention of people and draw maximum visitors to the monument.

Represent the idea of civil rights/social justice directly in the idea/concept for the museum structure.The built structure of the museum should be conceptualised on the ideals of civil rights/social justice.

The museum should depict the important struggles and events in the timeline of the cause and related issues like racism, LGBT struggle, freedom of speech, equal opportunities etc. The museum should strive to create a new-world ideal and symbol for the cause of civil rights and social justice. It should become an icon that would generate mass awareness on the aforementioned issues and provide an interpretive learning experience for the visitors on various aspects and events of the civil rights movement.

Transform the museum into a ‘Centre for Action' rather than just a ‘Centre for Depiction'.

The museum should become an epicentre for activism and a voice for the cause of civil rights and social justice. The museum should innovate in terms of its program to accommodate space for intellectuals, thinkers and activists to gather and collect information, chalk out plans and make proposals to fight the menace of civil unrest and social injustice. The museum should add to the conventional program inside a museum and include live working zones in addition to the display galleries and exhibition halls.

‘Make a statement' with the architectural expression and design of the museum, creating a new contemporary icon for the world.The architectural expression of the museum should be innovative, dynamic, accessible and contemporary. The aesthetic quality of the museum must be profound, powerful enough to teleport the visitor into another world. The spatiality and circulatory flow must be immersive and interesting, branching out beyond just organised space. It should not only provides the material built contexts within which museums exist, but also add meaning to the objects and interactions in the ‘spaces of encounter.' The museum should also respect the strong context around it, merging with the existing envelope, yet managing to create its own presence.Enrich the public life in and around the museum by injecting social and landscaped zones on the site.

ELEGIBILITY

Competition is open to architects, students and anyone aged 18 and over. Younger entrants or group of students under 18 years of age must be lead by someone aged 18 or their tutor 18 or over.

Entrants may either make a submission individually or as a team (3 people max.).

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration:
From 1st September to 31st October 2016
- For Indian nationals INR 1500 (per team)
- For Foreign nationals EUR 60 (per team)

Standard Registration:
From 1st November to 29th November 2016
- For Indian nationals INR 1800 (per team)
- For Foreign nationals EUR 80 (per team)

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure gateway on our website www.archasm.in .

Group discounts apply for a minimum of 5 teams from one particular architecture school/university as our initiative to promote more participation from students.

SUBMISSION

Projects must be submitted within the deadline of 30th November 2016. by sending them via email to submission@archasm.in

Submission must be anonymous.

PRIZES

Winning participants will receive prizes totalling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:

  • First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate
  • Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate
  • Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate 10

Honorable mentions Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm's website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.

CALENDAR

  • Start of Early Registration: 1st September 2016
  • Early Registration ends: 31st October 2016
  • Standard Registration starts: 1st November 2016
  • Deadline for Questions: 10th November 2016
  • Standard Registration ends: 29th November 2016
  • Closing day for Submissions 30th November 2016
  • Announcement of Winners: 24th December 2016

All deadlines are 11:59 pm - 00:00 IST (India).

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